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4 seriously injured in multiple-vehicle crash in Ripley County

OSGOOD, Ind. (WISH) — Four people were seriously injured in a three-vehicle crash in Osgood Thursday afternoon, Indiana State Police said. 

The crash happened on US 421 near Hasmer Hill Road around 3:30 p.m.

Police said a 2008 GMC SUV driven by Natashia Peters, 23, of Lawrenceburg, was traveling southbound on US 421 when for an unknown reason the vehicle crossed the center line into the northbound lane. Brian Johnson, 44, of Osgood, was driving a 2015 International truck northbound and was able to avoid Peters’ oncoming SUV. 

Johnson drove the truck off the road and into a nearby field. 

Another vehicle, a 2003 Ford van, driven by Brandon Yeary, 24, of Indianapolis, was traveling behind Johnson’s truck. Yeary was unable to avoid Peters’ SUV and the vehicles collided head-on. 

Peters and Yeary were airlifted to University of Cincinnati Hospital with serious injuries. A child passenger in Peters’ SUV was airlifted to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital with serious injuries. Police said the child is about three years old. 

Terry Dykes, 33, of Indianapolis, who was a passenger in Yeary’s van was taken by ambulance to Margaret Mary Hospital in Batesville, Ind. before later being airlifted to University of Cincinnati Hospital with serious injuries. 

Johnson was not injured in the crash. US 421 was closed for nearly four hours after the crash. 

Police said toxicology results on the drivers are pending and the investigation is ongoing.